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     Rudy Atang  
    Rudy

    Hometown:
    Houston, TX

    High School:
    St. Pius X

    Event:
    Throws

    Birthdate:
    10/16/1988


    12/05/2014

    Irish Start Strong At Blue & Gold Invitational

    Notre Dame won 22 of 30 events.

    AS A SENIOR: Placed 18th in the shot put with a throw of 15.37m at the NCAA Div I East Prelims ... finished fourth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the shot put ... placed sixth in the shot put at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships ... threw a season best 15.69m in the shot put at the Arizona State Invitational ... hurled season best indoor shot put (15.64) at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational ... finished third overall at the Beach Invitational ... placed fifth in the shot put at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... finished third overall in the shot put at the Indiana University Relays ... placed second at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open in the shot put ... earned a monogram.

    AS A JUNIOR: Competed in the weight throw and shot put ... opened her campaign at the Blue and Gold Invitational, placing third in the weight throw with a distance of 14.61m and third in the shot put after logging a distance of 13.20m ... finished fourth in the shot put at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, registering a distance of 13.47m ... 11th at the Notre Dame Invite in the weight throw after posting a 12.91m throw and earned fifth in the shot put with a mark of 13.77m ... finished third in the shot put at the Indiana Relays after setting a distance at 13.76m ... placed 13th at the Meyo Invitational, tossing the shot put 14.03m ... at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finished fourth in her heat and ninth overall with a shot put throw of 14.19m ... came in fourth at the Alex Wilson Invitational in the shot put, posting a throw of 13.84m ... at the Arizona State Invite, qualified for the shot put finals after finishing fourth in prelims with a throw of 14.20m ... finished fifth in the finals after logging a toss of 14.20m ... earned an eighth-place result in the shot put at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, notching a throw of 13.62m ... locked up sixth at the Border Battle in the shot put with a throw of 14.75m ... finished third in shot put at the Dave Rankin Invite after posting a toss of 14.72m ... placed 17th at the Drake Relays after recording a mark of 13.94m ... at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, finished in seventh with a season-best throw of 15.02m ... came in ninth place at the Cardinal Classic, logging a toss of 14.69m ... competed in the NCAA Regionals, finishing 28th with a mark of 14.83m.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Placed in the top-ten in both the shot put and weight throw at the Notre Dame Invitational ... placed seventh in shot put at the Dave Rankin Invitational with a 13.91m throw ... recorded another top-ten finish in the shot put at the Hillsdale Relays, with a 14.15m throw, good for eighth.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Opened the indoor track season with an 11th-place finish at the Blue and Gold Invitational, registering a weight throw of 12.12m ... also finished ninth in the shot put with a toss of 10.99m ... finished 12th with a shot put of 10.14m at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... recorded a throw of 12.08m to finish eighth in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Invitational ... opened the outdoor season with a 12th-place finish in the shot put at the Mike Poehlein Invitational with a toss of 11.43m ... finished fifth with a hammer throw of 46.52m at the Spartan Invitational ... also finished seventh in the shot put with a throw of 11.21m ... finished eighth in the hammer throw with a toss of 32.60m at the Eastern Michigan Invitational ... also finished fifth in the shot put with a distance of 11.37m ... closed out the season with a 23rd-place finish in the shot put at the Hillsdale Relays, recording a toss of 11.72m.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Eleven-time letterwinner in track and field, volleyball and basketball at St. Pius X High School (Texas) ... four-time shot put district champion and TAPPS 6A shot put state champion in 2006 ... earned all-state honors as a junior ... captained the volleyball team as a sophomore and senior and led the basketball team as a junior ... born October 16, 1988, in Houston, Texas ... daughter of Fon and Judith Atang ... youngest of five children ... brother, Joseph, plays basketball at Houston Baptist University ... graduated in May 2011 from the College of Science, majoring in pre-professional studies and anthropology.

    ATANG'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

    Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships) 14.19m
    Weight Throw (Blue and Gold Invitational) 14.61m

    ATANG'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

    Shot Put (BIG EAST Championships) 15.02m
    Hammer Throw (Spartan Invitational) 46.52m
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